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Tennessee Bar Association Information

Finding a lawyer is always a difficult journey, as many do not know where to start. Typically, people would start their search at their state’s bar association. However, the Tennessee Bar Association does not offer any assistance in finding a lawyer.

Ask the American Bar Association

The American Bar Association (ABA) can direct you to the right place to begin your search. The ABA's website includes contact information for three local bar associations in Tennessee that offer attorney referral services: Nashville, Chattanooga, and Knoxville Bar Associations. These bar associations offer lawyer referrals both within their areas and in nearby counties as well. The referrals are free, and you can contact the services by telephone (additionally, the Knoxville Bar also offers an online form).

Local Counties’ Bar Services

In addition to providing lawyer referrals, these counties offer additional free legal help.

Nashville Bar maintains a "Dial-A-Lawyer" program, where one day a month you can call and receive basic legal advice for free.

The Knoxville Bar offers "Lawline Online." Here, you can e-mail a basic legal question, and you will receive an answer within 24 hours. This is a good place to start if you are not sure if you need a lawyer, since there might be a government agency that can assist you with your problem.

Alternative Sources

Private lawyer referral services such as LegalMatch offer convenient can help you find a lawyer online. Private lawyer referral services specialize in finding lawyers and catering to your needs.

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Last Modified: 09-21-2017 01:55 AM PDT

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